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Anand Jon acts as own attorney in sexual-assault case

July 14, 2009 |  7:33 am

Beverly Hills fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander has dropped his high-powered team of defense lawyers and begun acting as his own attorney in the run-up to his sentencing next month on sexual- assault charges.

Alexander told Superior Court Judge David S. Wesley on Monday that he is seeking more materials from prosecutors before his Aug. 31 sentencing.

The Indian-born designer, who goes by the professional name Anand Jon, was convicted last year of raping one woman and sexually assaulting six other girls and young women. The charges carry a mandatory term of life in prison. Alexander, 35, also faces sexual-assault charges in New York and Texas.

-- Jack Leonard